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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2011, 03:29:14 PM »
Its a propper job :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2011, 03:34:25 PM »
Looking good Rob  :clap:
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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2011, 04:19:41 AM »
Rob

Thats a big wedding ring you have on there , are you going to water cool the tuyere's in the full size they were fitted in a cooler ( water cooled ) and then the tuyere was inserted into that at a down angle of about 20 deg. boy was it a job when the cooler or tuyere failed on the furnaces as they had to be changed hot , they just removed the blast.

Build is looking good , but will look evan better with flames out of the top  :D

you may know this but in an induction furnace the lining was put in dry the base was rammed up to refusal then a steel pre form place in and the gap slowly fill with dry refractory this was rammed with air powered peening hammers held on jig and raised with the crane ,hell of a din but the lining was rock hard, the pre from was melted out as the first charge

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2011, 01:36:35 PM »
Holy crap Rob! You don't do things half assed do you?

Shaping up pretty nice!

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2011, 04:50:19 PM »
Cheers lads  :beer: :beer: :beer:

just a bit of an up date ,,, progress has been slow  ::)   ,,,,,,,,,,,,,i have made up the formers and pored the castable refractory and added some handles ,,, the formers were just like the ones i used for my other furnace build ,,, i forgot to take photos of the ones for this furnace  :doh:
 






I will be leaving this project for a wile as i need a change of pace  :coffee:


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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2011, 05:02:08 PM »
I will be leaving this project for a wile as i need a change of pace  :coffee:

Eh? Whatcha gonna do?
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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2011, 05:23:40 PM »
Hi Rob

Most impressive. Far, far beyond my ancient capabilities ...  :(

Change of pace ???

It would look really cute if it were decorated ... here's a thought - wall paper......  :thumbup:
Nice bit of Laura Ashley with possibly  er ... Paeonies   ????
Yes, I think paeonies would be sweet   .....

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2011, 05:38:25 PM »
Hi Eric


I just need a bit of a change  :)  ,,, the past couple of  years i have been fixing up my machines , making tooling and building the foundry   ,all good stuff,,,,,  but i need a break ,,, so i plan to build a small IC engine from bar stock   :med:


 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Dave i hate decorating ,,,,,,,,,,,,,  :bang: :bang: spent the last three days doing it ,,,,,,,,,,,may be thats why i am so de-motivated  :lol: :lol:

"Nice bit of Laura Ashley with possibly  er ... Paeonies   ????" sounds like your in touch with your feminine side Dave  :poke: :poke: :lol: :lol: :lol:   or have you been spending time  listening to the chuck ell scrubbers    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:




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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2011, 05:48:01 PM »
Hi Rob

The Chuckle Scrubbers are notable by their absence .. for which I am most grateful   :thumbup:

Long may they remain so ...  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2011, 05:55:08 PM »
Dam i love to see a grown man squirm   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2011, 06:05:34 PM »
Dam i love to see a grown man squirm   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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What a dreadful thing to say. Have you no feelings for a fellow male in his torment??  :(  :(

I decline to do any squirming, or any thing else for that matter, with that pair ..

Might I suggest they take a trip to see you ??? See how you get on ..   :lol:

Mind you, one of 'em is pretty hefty. Make a good job of ramming your flasks, I bet.

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2011, 10:56:42 PM »
...
 so i plan to build a small IC engine from bar stock   :med:
...

Soooo... Radial? V-Twin? Boxer?
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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2011, 01:35:54 AM »
...
 so i plan to build a small IC engine from bar stock   :med:
...

Soooo... Radial? V-Twin? Boxer?

I bet it's a big-un.  :headbang:

looking forward to it.

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« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2011, 04:07:09 AM »
hi lads


I have been mulling over lots of engines the past few days and fancy doing something small for a change ,something that i could maybe get some practice using my small CNC mill ,as it just sits there doing nowt  :whip: ,,,,  thought about doing a Webster then remembered Chris is building one ,so i knocked that idea on the head ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so it will be a hit and miss engine by Mr D Kerzel ,,,,,,,,,,,,,i seam to have all the materials for this engine at hand ,,,except some stuff called
corian  :scratch:  for the spark plug insulator .

Cheers Rob
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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2011, 04:20:54 AM »
Let me know if you want a bit of Corian, think I could spare a bit of pink :)

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2011, 04:26:44 AM »
Let me know if you want a bit of Corian, think I could spare a bit of pink :)

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What is Corian   :scratch:  ,,,, not in the RS catalogue


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Edit ,, Googled it ,,,,,,,,,,,stuff for worktops  ::)              ,,,,,,,,,you live in a pink house Jason  :poke: :poke: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2011, 04:38:28 AM »
Its a hard plastic for want of a better description. Mostly used for kitchen worktops, the Americans call it "solid surface material". Generally comes in 12mm sheets and is bonded with a colour matched epoxy, can be worked with woodworking power tools like a router but also mills well, can also be thermo formed into curves. The lid on this box I made by heating and then vacuum pressing over a former having first used a router to thin it from 12mm at the hinge down to 6mm at the front. Also makes a good former for flanging over. This is something else I did in conjunction with teh corian fabricator I use

I've got quite a few old discontinued samples which are 50x50x12, you are welcome to some. PM me where to send it

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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2011, 04:54:53 AM »
 :bugeye:  now thats a very nice box Jason ,,, interesting stuff how you formed the lid  :med: :dremel:  ,, it the wood spelted ? think thats what it called .

Thank you very much  for the offer PM sent ,,,,,,,,,,,,i am now doubly in your debt  :bow:

nice bit off flange work on the traction engine gear cover too  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2011, 12:32:37 PM »
That's some neat stuff Jason. Had to look up the pump you have... I do a lot of vacuum bagging of CF. Tired of my vacuum pumps.

What else you hiding??


Rob... After you do the Hit or Miss, then you will do a radial??
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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2011, 01:32:47 PM »
This could be a nice radial project for you Rob, would make a good blower for the new furnace :bugeye:

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« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2011, 03:21:48 PM »
Rob... After you do the Hit or Miss, then you will do a radial??


One day Eric ,,,,,,,,,, i have the drawings for the Bentley rotary aero engine  ,,just have to get in the mood for all those repetitious parts  :med:



Now thats an engine Jason  :lol: :lol:



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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2012, 10:40:31 AM »
So Rob - what happened with the cupola build?

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2012, 11:22:04 AM »
So Rob - what happened with the cupola build?

Next on the list , just need to finish the CNC , hope to have it fired up in September  :thumbup:


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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2012, 05:28:43 AM »
Great fabrication.

What will you use for a blower?

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Re: New Furnace Build ,,, Cupola
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2012, 10:46:07 AM »
Great fabrication.

What will you use for a blower?

cheers  :beer:  RotarySMP  ,,, I will probably just use the blower from my other furnace ,


or then again i may just knock up another blower  for this furnace .


Rob